Jane Austen Challenge

Fan of Jane Austen, Modern Classics or Chick lit? Or do you just want to challenge yourself this year? Challenge yourself with my Jane Austen Challenge!

Book of the Month: March

Every month I pick a book that was my favourite. My favourite book for March was: Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas De Quincy.

2012 Reading Challenge: #2

Keeping track of my progress during my 2012 goodreads reading challenge!

In My Mailbox

My first In My Mailbox post, otherwise known as a Book Haul.

Diary: I'm a Volunteer for The British Lung Foundation!

As of March 2012 I have become a volunteer for The British Lung Foundation :)

Friday, 27 April 2012

New Website!

I finally made the plunge back to being privately hosted using Wordpress! Let's hope this host is here to stay huh?

Anyway, this post is for anyone following me on GFC to say I'm no longer blogging here and am now at:


I haven't decided if I should close this down and have it re-directing to my .com or not yet. I still have traffic coming in here so it's a bit of a problem still. We'll see I guess! :)

Now go over to my .com! ^___^


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Leaving Blogger! :)

I'm currently in the process of moving from blogger to a privately hosted blog elsewhere (which is why my domain looks like a mess right now!)

I'm going to try to get it all set up and cleaned up asap :) I might even do a giveaway since I have yet to celebrate buying my domain! Seems like a great excuse right? :P

Sunday, 22 April 2012

In My Mailbox (3) - Sunday 22nd April

"In My Mailbox" is a meme in which you post you weekly book purchases, started by thestorysiren.com.

I've only got two books this week :)

Silver Hand by Steve Finegan
Synopsis: Gabe Wrenn is unsettled by his family’s move to the creepy old house on Byrnmor Street. Even more unsettling is the prospect of being the new kid in school on Monday, and the object of everybody’s gawking stares, when all he wants is to be left alone with his sketchpad. 
But unsettled can’t begin to describe how Gabe feels when he first stands in The Woods, an old oak grove bordering the park behind his house, and a mysterious voice summons him to “The Door to the East.” It’s a epileptic hallucination for sure, and another sign that his bullying older brother Sam is right: Gabe’s nothing but a brain-damaged freak. 
This opinion is not shared by Ellie Yvonne, the impetuous girl next door. With disturbing conviction, Ellie declares that Gabe’s epilepsy makes him special. It could even be the key to unlocking the secret of the Brynmor Witch’s bramble-choked grave at the heart of The Woods. 
Into the Mist: Silver Hand is the first book in a two-part fantasy adventure story about an unlikely hero who triumphs over isolation and adversity through friendship and a strange new sense of self-confidence that results when he takes possession of a relic of unknown origins.
I was sent this by Steve Finegan to review but of course I still have exams right now, so I've yet to read this! The blurb looks awesome though right? :)

The next one is an ARC (advance reader copy):

The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell

I was happy to see the back cover had this:

Synopsis: In a hospice in Bury St Edmunds, a man called Daniel is slowly fading away. His friend Maggie sits with him listening to the story of his life. He tells her about the children he has never met and never will, conceived with women he never even touched. Four of them: two boys, two girls. His legacy, he calls them. 
Lydia, Robyn and Dean don’t know each other. Yet. They are all facing difficult challenges. Lydia wears the scars from her traumatic childhood and although she is wealthy and successful, her life is lonely and disjointed. Dean is a young man whose life is going nowhere. Robyn is training to be a doctor, just like her father – a man she’s never met. When she falls in love with a man who is like her in every way, she needs to be sure. It's time for her to open the envelope her mother gave her on her eighteenth birthday. 
I was sent this one by Cornerstone (Random House) to read and review. The book is out on May 10th and I should hopefully have the review out in time for the release!

Wishing everyone an awesome Sunday!

P.S. My 20th is in a couple of days! Eeek I won't be a teen for much longer!